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Craig Friedrich

Craig Friedrich
Richard & Bonnie Robbins Chair
• Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies
• Director, Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)
• Director, Multi-Scale Systems & Sensors Group
• Integrated Microsystems Enterprise, Faculty Co Advisor

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E-mail: craig@mtu.edu

Office: 906 MEEM
Phone: 487-1922

Professor; PhD, Oklahoma State University

Expertise: Micromechanical Systems, Nanotechnology

Research Interests
Micromechanical machining processes are direct material removal processes with
microcutting tools or energy processes. They include milling, drilling, diamond machining, laser machining, focused ion beam machining, etc., to produce component features in the micrometer regime. These are very rapid removal processes and are therefore suitable for lowcost design concept development and prototyping at the microscale. Bio-inspired nanotechnologies offer solutions to many challenges in sensing. Of particular interest is protein-based sensing and energy transduction for signal output.


Selected Publications

  • Friedrich,C, Avula,R, Gugale,S, “A Fluid Microconnector Seal for Packaging Applications,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 15, 2005, pp.1115-1124.
  • Friedrich,C and Kulkarni,V, “Effect of Springback on Micromilling Forces,” Microsystems Technology Journal, Vol. 10, No. 6-7, 2004, pp. 472-477.
  • Arcand,B, Butala,N, Friedrich,C, “Design and Modeling of an Active Positioning Device for a Perimodular Cochlear Electrode Array,” Microsystems Technology Journal, Vol. 10, No. 6-7, 2004, pp.478-483.
  • Li, J, Friedrich, CR, Keynton, RS, “Design and Fabrication of a Miniaturized, Integrated, High Frequency Acoustical Lens-Transducer System,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, May 2002, pp.219-228.